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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:37 am

Cheers, James!

I was hoping something along those lines would happen :grin:
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Post by gingerdave » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:34 pm

Have no interest in one myself but does the design of this not belong to Ford? and reproducing one would be illegal.If I’m talking crap please tell me.
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:56 pm

Most probably the R&D for the part in question (if we can talk in such terms when the projected and never met production run was 1000 units) was outsourced. However, intelecutal property is something else and I was wondering the same
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Post by ElDude at Allison Automotive » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:21 pm

red wrote: and most people like it because it looks a bit better in the engine bay 8-)
I think thats the most accurate..lol :lol:

people forget the 1.7 had an optomised inlet system specially designed for that unit alone.. :wink:
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Post by gingerdave » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:09 pm

IMO the power gains of a Racing Puma over a standard 1.7 are so small that within a week you would be craving for more.And that’s not taking into account virtually the same torque.
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:04 am

ElDude at Allison Automotive wrote:
red wrote: and most people like it because it looks a bit better in the engine bay 8-)
I think thats the most accurate..lol :lol:

people forget the 1.7 had an optomised inlet system specially designed for that unit alone.. :wink:
Don't believe everything you read. Take a look at 1.6 plastic inlet (focus, fiesta) it is virtually the same, only made of plastic (cheaper and faster production). The optimisation of 1.7 inlet is primary in regards to the inlet sound (same as the Helmholtz resonator under the hood, that plastic box) and keeping the torque curve as flat as possible :wink:
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Post by shane1700puma » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:53 pm

I'll definetly have one
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Post by RoadWarrior » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:27 pm

I don't think they'll ever be remade. Trying to take on a multi-billion dollar company like Ford when you're a little garage / engineer company in comparrison is just asking for a major legal case and be absolutely hammered by fines.

There's plenty of other options out there, although a bit more expensive. Lightning Motor Sport do a stage 1 kit with camshafts and a LMS180 inlet system. Pushing you up to about 150-160BHP. Probably cost close to £1,500-£2,000 though, is it worth it on a 16-17(+) year old car?
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:47 am

So, that was it? Any news regarding the subject or this is a no go, then?
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Post by ian cox » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:03 pm

Hi
I have experience of the early 911 Porsche world where people are making exact reproductions of parts that are not available anymore and I can assure you Porsche is very protection of its IPR and logo. Moreover Porsche even buy them back and do a deal to resell them as Porsche parts. It is so lucrative.
Just like Porsche does, Ford out sourced the design and development to a contract manufacturer and allowed them to put the Ford logo on the casting. If the part was marketed as being a non Ford part exact reproduction I do not see a problem.
Just my opinion.
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Post by georgekaritzis » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:02 pm

Count me in at that price range
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Post by PumaJay » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:02 pm

Did this ever get off the ground?
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:20 am

Sadly not. And, judging by the looks of it, I am affraid it never will.

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Post by meteor » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:31 pm

I am interested at that Price, but It needs to shipped to Spain
Is the production already started? Does anyone have ony already?
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Fri May 25, 2018 8:23 pm

So, this came to nothing?
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Post by raggamuffin » Fri May 25, 2018 10:16 pm

Im sure you could go to a fabricators to get a one off made. Probably cost a whole heap more, but if you're enthusiastic enough and perhaps a little silly with your money then anything is possible. There's a highly tuned engine for the puma on eBay at the moment going for over 10k that was built by Lightning Motorsport. I'm in contact with them myself regarding uprated internals for my engine rebuild.

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Post by XAF » Fri May 25, 2018 10:41 pm

raggamuffin wrote: Im sure you could go to a fabricators to get a one off made. Probably cost a whole heap more, but if you're enthusiastic enough and perhaps a little silly with your money then anything is possible. There's a highly tuned engine for the puma on eBay at the moment going for over 10k that was built by Lightning Motorsport. I'm in contact with them myself regarding uprated internals for my engine rebuild.

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There is a virtually brand new one from Lightning I can vouch for in there too for £6500. A bargain considering all the time, effort and precision he put into it. It’s a blinding engine.
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Post by raggamuffin » Sat May 26, 2018 1:19 am

That may well be the one I'm thinking of. Probably a shot in the dark on the pricing on my part. But you're right, for the amount of work put into what's basically a new and highly tuned engine it's not a bad price.

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